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Council on Graduate Studies

Last Updated: 08/01/2017

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Contact Name

Dena Smith, Assistant to the Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School (


The Council on Graduate Studies provides oversight of graduate education by reviewing, considering, and disseminating recommendations from its constituent committees. Policy recommendations requiring specific action are approved and forwarded to the Academic Council. The Council on Graduate Studies is expected to transcend unit and college lines to promote excellence in all facets of graduate education.  

Faculty Manual Reference

Chapter VII 

Report Due Date


Meeting Frequency

As needed.

Membership Composition

Seat TypeQuantityTerm LengthDate of Term InitiationSeat Filling MechanismVoting or Non-Voting
Chair 1 NA Non-Voting
Member from Each College  7 Staggered 3 years Voting
Graduate Students 2 One Year Nominated by the President of the Graduate Student Government and appointed by the Dean of the Graduate School Voting

Membership List 

NameEmailSeat TypeDepartment and CollegeAppointment DateTerm Expires
Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School (Or Dean's Designee)

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